Kapamilya star Arci Muñoz has just enlisted to be an Air Force reservist, making her the first female celebrity of her generation to join the Philippine military.
In time for the Philippine Independence Day, the 31-year-old actress shared on Instagram that she has started her basic citizen’s military training on Friday.
“Maligayang Araw ng Kasarinlan mahal kong Pilipinas! ?? Ngayon araw din ang aking unang pisikal na pagsasanay bilang kauna-unahang babae sa aking henerasyon at propesyon na sumasailalim sa #philippineairforce reservist BCMT – Basic Citizen Military Training.”
She also encouraged other women to join the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Reserve Force.
“Hinihikayat ko po ang aking mga kapwa kababaihan na mag enlist. ? Marami pong salamat sa aking Philippine air force family,” she said.
Arci also vowed to be fully committed to her service in the future.
“Asahan nyo po ang aking buong pusong dedikasyon at serbisyo.”
In 2012, politician-actress Vilma Santos was commissioned as reserve officer of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Former model-TV host and now Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez is a master sergeant with the marine reserves.
Other celebrities who are part of the AFP reserves are Matteo Guidicelli, Ronnie Liang, Dingdong Dantes, Rocco Nacino, Kiko Estrada, Ejay Falcon and JM De Guzman, among others.